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HP Compaq Airlife Android smartbook hits the HP site



The HP Compaq smartbook known as the Airlife 100 has been posted on the HP site. No availability info but the specs are there for your perusal. Looks pretty slick, especially the inclusion of a touchscreen and “Compaq touch experience” OS.

Feature Description
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 chipset with integrated Scorpion central processing unit
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz
Memory 512MB RAM, 512MB Flash memory
Internal Storage1 16GB (15GB user available), 1GB may not be available due to application requirements. (Program may require a download for use.)
Display 10.1-inch diagonal backlit TFT resistive touch screen
Graphics 16-bit color (65 K colors), 1024 x 600 pixels (WSVGA)
Input device Keyboard, trackpad, touch screen display
Power Battery : Removable/rechargeable 28 Wh typical Li-Polymer battery, AC adapter included (compatible for international use)
Operating System Compaq touch experience powered by Android

Snappy chipset with enough RAM to keep it that way. I admit a standard resistive touchscreen is nothing to get excited about, but we’ll have to see how well it works with that “Compaq touch experience”, presumably a UI overlay on the Android OS. (Expect “gorilla arm” syndrome to kick in.)

Based on what people are seeing with the iPad, I’d expect it to run all-day on the 28 Whr battery, a tad higher than the iPad’s 25 Whr battery. I’m sure the two will be pitted against one another soon enough.

Via by way of Engadget



  1. Jonathan

    04/21/2010 at 8:36 am

    Why didn’t they use a swivel, come on compaq.

    • Nameless

      04/21/2010 at 5:51 pm

      Totally agreed, and I’m even more dumbfounded there because Compaq did give us the Concerto and TC1000 years ago.

      Touchscreens on a device that size don’t make much sense on a pure clamshell form factor. It has to convert into a slate tablet somehow.

  2. Virtuous

    04/21/2010 at 6:05 pm

    HP doesn’t want the Airlife and Slate to be too much like convertible Tablet PCs.

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